PANNA NATIONAL PARK
A Day At Pashan Garh Upon arrival at Khajuraho, you will be warmly welcomed by your
chauffeur and whisked away on an air conditioned journey by road to Pashan Garh.
The Pashan Garh team will greet you at the lodge entrance with a
refreshing drink. A butler will then escort you to your stone cottage, spread out along a small stream on 190 acres of private jungle wilderness. Mouthwatering
lunch platters are served on the terraced veranda of the dining room or delivered to the privacy of your cottage through an unobtrusive butler hatch. Then you
have the option to relax in your private veranda machan, try your hand at traditional Indian recipes in the interactive kitchen or enjoy a guided birding walk in
the extensive grounds.
Later, at afternoon tea, you will be introduced to your expert &Beyond trained naturalist, who will give you a full orientation of what to expect on your safari drives into the jungle. You will then
depart on your afternoon drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle through the tropical forests, deep ravines and dense thick jungles of Panna. Witness the region's
rich wildlife, including sloth bear, leopard, wolf, hyena and jackal, as well as nilgai, sambar, chital and wild boar. Try your luck at spotting Panna's ten Star
Birds among the more than 200 bird species in the Park. Stop to take in the Indian sunset with a refreshing sundowner.
As you arrive back at the lodge
after sunset, ice-cold signature cocktails are waiting on the guest veranda. Dinner may be served in the dining room or you may enjoy a surprise palanquin dining
experience with a jungle dinner in an ox cart. Savour delicious Indian cooking, including Haandi dishes served in earthenware pots. After dinner, indulge in
decadent desserts, served with tea, coffee or cognac. You will then be escorted back to your stone cottage for a peaceful night's sleep.
morning, your personal wake-up call will include the delivery of freshly squeezed orange juice, tea, coffee and homemade biscuits through the butler hatch for
you to enjoy before departing on your morning jungle safari. After a morning filled with adventure, return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. Enjoy freshly
squeezed fruit and/or vegetable juice, or get hooked on the traditional Indian lassis! The various platters are laden with toast, jams and marmalades, chutneys,
homemade muesli, fresh fruits and assorted cheese. Hot breakfasts are also prepared according to guests' preferences, with eggs and fresh breads. Or sample some
traditional Indian fare: parathas (homemade salted pancakes with potatoes, paneer and cauliflower), poha (flat saffron rice with fresh vegetables), kathi rolls
(Indian style wraps stuffed with chicken, lamb or vegetables) or pao bhaji (fresh bread rolls served with tomato and onion).
After breakfast, you can
indulge in a day visit to the famous 10th century temples of Khajuraho, a world famous World Heritage Site. These intricately carved sandstone temples feature
erotic sculptures dating back 1 000 years.
We hope you will leave Pashan Garh well rested and already planning your return visit!